Tuesday, April 18, 2006

AIA Chicago sponsoring Genesis competition to design its new digs

AIA Chicago needs to redesign its own offices at a location TBD. What better way than to have the Young Architects Forum sponsor a competition - Genesis: AIA Chicago. Registration began last Friday and will close May 1 at 5:00 P.M. At noon this Friday, April 21, there will be a tour of AIA's existing offices at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1049.

In the competitions' first stage, "entrants will be asked to provide conceptual design proposals that meet the stated mission and requirements of AIA Chicago. These submissions will be judged and 5 finalists will be awarded. In Stage 2, finalists will meet with AIA officials to discuss the requirements and expectations of stage 2, and will then be judged based on them and their teams' professional qualifications to execute the proposed design. A winner will be selected and will be presented with the opportunity to negotiate a contract with AIA Chicago and to execute their design."

The competition is open to "students and/or professional architects" who have been registered for less than 10 years. AIA membership is not required. Registration is $35.00, or $50.00 after May 1.

There's more information on the website, including guidelines and requirements, and on-line registration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for recognizing our competition. I hope we'll be able to display the entries somewhere.